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Will firearms disappear in America?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Yo Mama, Aug 23, 2008.

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  1. Yo Mama

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    Part of my post is in regards to politics of the day. Part of my post is also in regards to the breakdown of America psyche. Will firearms disappear in America?

    I saw a poll. It said that 55 percent of America believes in stricter gun control (CNN-I know don't take it to heart). My point is that means a majority of America believes we need more gun control. This would have never happened years ago, but is the time ripe for the disarming of citizens? We have a possible Obama/Biden presidency! Combined with the lack of fight America has on this issue, and numberous bills to come, it's a bit frightening.

    Our country founded on never trusting the government has now adopted a cradle to the grave approach. I think our founders would be spinning in their graves.

    What are your thoughts looking at your children? I worry I won't be able to pass down firearms I worked hard for to get. I worry they will not have land to use and enjoy as I have. I worry that laws enacted will make them vulnerable to evil. Or do I worry to much?
     
  2. Nolo

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    This thread could get ugly.
    Anyway, the CNN poll is bunk. The firearms movement is growing, and I believe we have a clear majority in the country.
    Now, Congress on the other hand, is different.
    But I fail to see how tens of millions of people would just give up their guns to a Congress that they hate.
    Maybe I'm just being optimistic. Or maybe it's time to break out the popcorn.
     
  3. General Geoff

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    Rights do not disappear just because they're unpopular, even if the poll is correct.
     
  4. pappy

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    I really do not think so. The gun culture in America runs way too deep. We will see it regulated sometimes more, sometimes less depending on which goobers are in control, but overall I think guns in America will be part of our culture for as long as America exists, however long or short that may be, but that's a topic for a different time and place.
     
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    I would have to agree with the others. It seems to me that although there have been some setbacks we have actually improved the situation since say 1994 when the AWB was introduced.
     
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  6. Werewolf

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    As the USA becomes a more and more dangerous place to live more and more folks who claim to be anti-gun will decide maybe they need one to keep themselves alive. Guns may become illegal for the proles but that will not keep them out of their hands.

    So to answer your question: NO! Firearms will not disappear in America. They may go into hiding but they will not disappear.
     
  7. mec

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    Look for black gun, ammunition and handgun sales to go through the roof starting now. (actually, starting about a year ago).
    The incomming order of things may not have time to promote an anti gun agenda given the world -wide contempt for their ability to preserve,protect and defend our independence.
     
  8. Officers'Wife

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    Americans tend to be an independent lot. Despite the bad press it's not the unwashed johnpoppers that are hiding weapons and looking sideways at the laws on firearm possession. So long as mills and lathes are available there will be firearms. As long as lead, aluminum, cotton and battery acid is available there will be ammunition. The Founding Fathers warned us that governments are inherently evil. Americans tend to resist that evil. The future is still bright.

    Selena
     
  9. Yo Mama

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    I wrote the post mainly as I'm younger, and haven't had as much history as some here. The posts so far made me feel better, but keep em coming.
     
  10. SCKimberFan

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    Firearms will disappear as soon as crime disappears. Neither is likely to happen, so keep your gun to defend yourself and those near to you.
     
  11. TIMC

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    Not in my lifetime!
     
  12. Baldy

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    From my cold dead fingers. Nuf-said.
     
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    i don't think most people realize how much gun control there is
     
  14. SCKimberFan

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    +1 Not as long as I am alive. There will be at least 1.
     
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    When the sun no longer shines on earth. Maybe then. Maybe....

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  16. The Wiry Irishman

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    Take a look at the results of those same polls in the early to mid nineties. A VAST majority wanted more gun control. A lot of progress has been made since then.
     
  17. Old Grump

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    CNN Bias, Oh My

    Have to deduct 20 points off any poll run by an organization founded by Mr. 'Elitest' himself. Too many Democrats have guns and have no intention of giving them up for a Liberal administration to have much effect. Any overt attempt to abolish guns will have him tied up defending himself to the exclusion of all his duties as POTUS and even if he isn't smart enough to figure that out himself his advisers will.

    They will continue the California style of restricting this little point and this little point and another little point and try to make gun powder and loaded ammo so cost prohibitive that they will dry up the supply. Hard to sell a gun if the prospective owner has to get a permit every time he wants to buy a box of 38 special ammo.

    Even Australia and England haven't been able to take all the guns, the owners just don't dare use them and Australia is beginning to roll back some of its more draconian measures. Heller is a big step for us but only one of many we have to take. The fact that 48 states are CCW and counties in Illinois are even talking about defying Springfield and Chicago's throat hold on them is a positive step.

    I see the glass as slightly more than half full and filling up a drop at a time. Even a Liberal Congress and a Liberal POTUS have limits. In the meantime I will continue to wear out my guns by shooting them
     
  18. geekWithA.45

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    The option to individually own, posess, and carry at discretion effective individual arms, (which at this time in history means militarily credible firearms) are a NECESSARY precondition to freedom. In other words, you cannot be truly free without the option of arms.

    It is not, however, SUFFICIENT, in and of itself, to maintain a state of liberty.


    The question you're really asking is "Will Liberty disappear in America?"

    The answer is hell no, not on my watch.
     
  19. SCKimberFan

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    It is closer than you think.
     
  20. Z-Michigan

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    Polls can be found to say anything you want. I don't trust any of them, even in the rare instances they were made as fair as possible.

    Judging from politics, I think a slight majority of americans have been fine with gun control at least since 1968. I don't think anyone got very excited in opposition until 1986 or so. But I'm fairly young so I don't have useful personal memory earlier than the early 1990's, and I may be wrong.

    I don't think guns are disappearing any time soon. I do think legislative challenges to practical gun ownership will continue indefinitely. Thanks to a variety of sources, including the NRA, I think we're in a better position than we were in the early 1990's, though perhaps by only a bit.
     
  21. Gaffer

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    I really think that over time gun ownership will become limited. It is inevitable given that the numbers of people hunting is shrinking and fewer kids are taking up such sport. As the country becomes more liberal and socialistic the leaders will become more anti gun.

    One only has to look at California, New York and Massachusetts to see what happens when we lose our clout.
     
  22. Quiet

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    Firearms are so ingrained into American culture that it would be an impossible task to completely rid the country of them.

    The American Revolutionary war started when the British government moved to confiscate arms from the colonists.
     
  23. hotshotshoting

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    gaffer there are more people with guns then ever before... concealed weapons permits are rising at an astronomical rate... where do you get your facts? either way cali, ny, and mass have always been liberal... nothing has changed...

    or you could perhaps look at Washington dc and their 30 year handgun ban that the supreme court said unconstitutional ban and lifted it... that's progress... i think the biggest issues will arise with the upcoming election...
     
  24. pbearperry

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    Firearms along with all forms of common sense will disapear eventually here in the USA.We are on a collision course with 3rd world status.
     
  25. hotshotshoting

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    ya cause no 3rd world countries have firearms....
     
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